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1796 LARGE CENT -
SHELDON NC-2

Rarity: 7 known

Recent appearances:
Good 6.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 73, "Sheldon NC-2, Hyphenated 7-9, Rarity-7", illustrated, sold for $4,830.00 (EAC: About Good-3)  The Sixth Finest Known   Ex John Whitney Collection; earlier, from J.J. Teaparty in August 1973; Denis Loring in August 1973; Robinson S. Brown, Jr. in November 1973; Denis Loring in May 1974; Dr. Robert Shalowitz; Dr. Chambers; Dennis Mendelson in March 1989; Superior's sale of the Robinson S. Brown, Jr. Collection, January 1996, lot 133.

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"Penny Whimsy" by Dr. William H. Sheldon

"Walter Breen's Complete Encyclopedia of U.S. and Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen

Relevant collector organizations:
Early American Coppers Club